Eyes-On, Hands-Off For Nissan’s ProPILOT 2.0 Rouses Level 3 Self-Driving Tech Misgivings

Yes, it is certainly handy and significant that ADAS continues to improve, yet in the same breath, it is important to point out the potential “gap” this will create between what drivers need to do and what they mistakenly will fall prey to doing.

I’d like to use the recent announcement of Nissan’s ProPILOT 2.0 as an exemplar of my points about how we all need to take a breath and calmly consider how Level 3 is going to impact our driving and the nature of what takes place on our highways and byways…

In any case, the ProPILOT 2.0 includes upgrades to the sensory devices used for the ADAS, including 7 cameras, 5 radar units, and 12 sonar sensors, mounted around the car to try and achieve a 360-degree perspective, plus a new 3D HD (High Definition) mapping data and GPS subsystem, an eyes-on feature, and some other added capabilities.